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Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
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Interviewers want to hear that you have experience teaching or mentoring other employees one-on-one. You may have taught a new hire all of your department's standard processes. Perhaps you taught a long standing employee how to use Excel. You may have mentored an employee who was struggling to hit their monthly goals. All of these scenarios are great examples to draw on. Better yet, if you have personally seen someone struggling with workplace skills or knowledge, approached them, and offered to mentor them, it is a shining example of leadership! Whatever your scenario may be, tell the interviewer what you helped the person with, while highlighting the positive outcome of their skills improvement.
Answer examples
"Last week our company introduced a new module in our SAP system. I could see that our contracted HR Assistant was having some troubles with the new module. I was familiar with it already so I offered to help him learn the module. We spent his lunch hour for the next 3 days working on it. He perfected the module and our company was so impressed with his dedication to learning that they are now trying to find room to hire him on a full time, permanent basis."
"I have taught many individuals on the job, as it's always been a part of my leadership role to mentor and train new and existing employees."
"I was actually a trainer before being promoted to team lead, so I got to train quite a few employees on policies, procedures, and processes."
Sales answer example
"Absolutely! In each of my two previous roles, I have been tasked with leading a small team. I have worked on everything from appointment setting and overcoming objections to price negotiations with those respective teams. What's more, I always look for an opportunity to connect with the new folks to the team to ensure them that I can be a resource to them."
Marketing answer example
"I'm proud to say that, even without any official management capacity, I often seize the opportunity to teach others at work. Not only have I helped contribute to the sales team's knowledge base, even from a marketing role, but also I try to take new hires or curious parties under my wing to teach them anything from SEO to segmenting email lists, or how to use different softwares. It's fun to share and teach others, especially since I am always seeking out learning opportunities for myself, so it's nice to give back or pay it forward."

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User-Submitted Answers

Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
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When given task completed before designated time and work completed on professional level.
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Daily, Ongoing education regrading documentation.
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When I was the School Improvement Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator, I led various staff development sessions. Specifically I led sessions for literacy, google training, and infinite campus training.
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I served as the School Improvement Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator for Belmond-Klemme in the early 2000's. I am this capacity I led staff development. Topics varied but included literacy, curriculum alignment, infinite campus training, and data driven instruction. As a teacher I have continued to help teachers use data as well as assist the technology coodinator with google training and Promethean training.
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Regularly, but one that comes particularly to mind is at the start of the year when teachers are trying to get set-up in D2L or teacher logic. There are existing staff members that need a refresher and new staff that are not aware of how to go about setting up their courses. I also help out a lot with smart board technologies - how to build certain components into their lessons, as well as ensure that all are aware of our team, school and board assessment policies.
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Currently what I do in my dtm position, everyday is a training skills.
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I have led many sessions on professional learning both large and small group.
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When ever we get new joiners I do teach them the important sills in work place.
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In college, I would always make tasks simple for a buddy of mine.
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Training a new employee for a specific job and duties.
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Explain importance of following set process and how it will help us in internal quality audits. Also conducts a session for new joinee to explain domain and at initial phase with team members to explain requirement from domain point of view so that they can elloborate requirement in depth and identify impact cases at initial stage itself.
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I tought new hire at the reception how to greet guests when they come .. How to see off them as their well wisher.
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My job as the Recruitment Coordinator was training my student workers in customer service, Tele-communication, and our university system with process improvement.
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Examples of writing feedback.
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I taught an employee how to do the job that he was hired to do.
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Mike how to be MOD around the race trace.
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When I was assigned manager for a particular time. I had to train the administrator to write and dress properly.
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Unity Business Centre accommodated students in need o work placement and I was assigned the duty of teaching the skills of reception and correspondence skills hoping to gain NVQs . In order to do this I prepared work assignments of the daily tasks performed. I gave the students background information of the company so they could answer the phone confidently. I explained the usefulness ness of comps applications, explaining. I explain it in a simple way and try and explain it so it create a desire to become proficient. I let the learner know how importance of being able to perform these skills.
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When you work with them and they give you best performance and show you they we made good decision to hire them.
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As often as necessary. As we learn new tools, we must share and educate.
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I try to offer knowledge everyday. Skills are acquired through continued education and critical/creative thinking.
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This is something I do on a regular basis. Early this week I taught an EA had to progress a student in the next step in eating.
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I have trained individuals to become lincensed foster parents/ I have also trained people in two types of behavioral models to manage children.
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Yes, as a stroke program coordinator, I have administered various forms of education to staff. Whether this education was in the formal classroom setting or more informal one-on-one sessions.
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I teach employees skills and knowledge daily. On new assignments and old processes.
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On there induction day and there after.
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I have spent a significant time coaching to behaviors within a leadership model, this happens daily within our team.
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Professionalism; from dressing appropriately to appropriately conducting themselves as someone they want others to respect.
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Every day every day is a learning process and I utilize it to.